Environmental Review Process
Environmental Assessment Report Filed
On January 17, 2013, NSP Maritime Link Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Newfoundland and Labrador Holdings Inc. and an affiliate of Nova Scotia Power, filed its Environmental Assessment Report (EA Report) for the Maritime Link Project with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Nova Scotia Environment, and Newfoundland & Labrador's Department of Environment and Conservation.
Environmental Assessment is a formal regulatory review process that considers environmental, social and economic effects of projects. The process is administered by regulation through the federal and provincial governments and ensures that projects proceed in an environmentally responsible manner.
Environmental Assessment Report:
Environmental Assessment Registration
On November 30, 2011, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador formally registered the Maritime Link Transmission Project with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEA Agency) and with the Newfoundland and Labrador's Department of Environment and Conservation.
This is a first step in the environmental approval regulatory process for the $1.2 billion electrical transmission project between the islands of Newfoundland and Cape Breton. The process in Nova Scotia will be initiated once the environmental assessment report is filed in mid-2012.
With the formal registration, the respective regulators will evaluate the Maritime Transmission Link Project to assess its scope and environmental footprint. This information will be used to define the type of environmental review procedure necessary, determine if additional information is required, as well as establish timelines to conclude the process.
Emera Newfoundland & Labrador is committed to ensuring a fair, open and transparent evaluation of the Maritime Link Transmission Project and looks forward to engaging with all stakeholders as we go through the environmental assessment process.
To follow the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador’s Environmental Assessment of the Maritime